MONDLI Khumalo's mother and uncle are expected to arrive in Somerset early next week as long as their UK Visa is approved in time.

Both his mother and uncle have just this morning (Tuesday, May 31) had their passports approved in South Africa and will have these by Friday this week at the latest.

All of this has been confirmed by Heinrich Strydom, CEO of KZN Cricket Union & Hollywoodbets Dolphins; the cricket union in which Mondli Khumalo played in South Africa.

Strydom has told the Bridgwater Mercury: "Everyone over here in South Africa has been a big help in getting this sorted as quickly as possible.

"As you can imagine, it has been an extremely difficult time for Mondli's mum and she is understandably very distressed, we all just want Mondli to recover.

"Hopefully next week they will get their Visa and can then travel to the UK, we are hoping the Visa will be fast tracked.

"Mondli's mother and his uncle will travel together, most likely they will fly out of Durban," he said.

Currently Mondli is still in critical condition and in the ICU at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

He was attacked during the early hours of Sunday morning (May 29) near the Dragon Rise Pub in Bridgwater on Friarn Street.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm however has been released under investigation.

Supt Richard Turner from Avon and Somerset Police said: “We’re investigating a serious assault on 20-year-old Mondli Khumalo, who remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital after undergoing emergency treatment.

“A full investigation is under way and we’ve carried out house-to-house enquiries and are continuing to review CCTV footage from around the area, to ensure we gather all available evidence.

“We know there were a large number of people in the area at the time, and we’d appeal for any eye-witnesses to come forward, especially if anyone has mobile phone footage showing any part of this incident.”

"If you can help, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222126854."

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